Chicago Tribune

Chertoff Should be Fired.

Michael Chertoff recently had a sit down with the Chicago Tribune Editorial Staff for over an hour... Here is the resulting article printed July 11th, 2007. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-070710chertoff,1,2055735.story?coll=chi-news-hed&ctrack=1&cset=true

What gives Chertoff the right to tell the country that he has a “gut” feeling that we’re going to be hit with a terrorist attack this summer?

“Summertime seems to be appealing to them,” he said of al-Qaeda. “We do worry that they are rebuilding their activities.”

Still, Chertoff said there are not enough indications of an imminent plot to raise the current threat levels nationwide. And he indicated that his remarks were based on “a gut feeling” formed by past seasonal patterns of terrorist attacks, recent al-Qaeda statements, and intelligence he did not disclose. There is an assessment “not of a specific threat, but of increased vulnerability,” he added.